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19 Nov 2008   #1

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Drivers

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Version: 1.0
Release Date: 2018.06.04
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit

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Version: 398.36
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks : June 5, 2018
In Device Manager:

Game Ready Driver Release Notes (v398.36) (PDF)

Control Panel User's Guide
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Release Highlights:

What’s New in Version 398.36 WHQL
Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day one.

Game Ready
Provides the optimal gaming experience for The Crew 2.

Application SLI Profiles
Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
  • Dark Souls Remastered
  • Hand of Fate 2
  • Need for Speed Payback
  • Super Mega Baseball 2
3D Vision Profiles
Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:
  • Output Zero - Good
Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 398.36
The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release
  • [Pascal GPUs][Gears of War 4][DirectX12]: Blue-screen crash may occur while playingthe game. [2008731]
  • [Sterescopic 3D][NVIDIA Control Panel]: Switching the 3D display setting On and Offfrom the Windows display settings page has no effect on the NVIDIA Control Panelstereoscopic 3D settings page. [2045222]
  • [G-SYNC]: G-SYNC may still be active after closing a game, causing the desktop tostutter.
  • [Surround]: Multiple games crash when launched in Surround mode. [2181329]
  • [HDR]: With HDR turned on, non HDR full-screen video playback may causecorruption/flickering in the video. [200410646]
  • [Notebook]: Blue-screen crash occurs with Driver_Power_State_Failure errorupon bootup. [2168487]
  • Black Screen appears when booting Windows after installing the 397.93 displaydriver. [200418217].
Open Issues in Version 398.36 WHQL
As with every released driver, version 397.64 WHQL of the Release 396 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

For notebook computers, issues can be system-specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.

Windows 10 Issues
  • [SLI][GeForce GTX 1080][G-SYNC][World of Warcraft: Legion][HDR]: Severe colorcorruption appears in the game after launching with the Windows HDR settingenabled. [200418344]

    This issue does not occur with the Windows HDR setting disabled.
  • [Surround][G-SYNC]: In Surround mode, the G-SYNC link in the NVIDIA ControlPanel is missing. [200425004]
  • [Surround SLI][G-SYNC][Overwatch]: There is constant flickering in the game whenplayed in a specific SLI Surround configuration (2 displays on master GPU and 1display on slave GPU) with G-Sync mode enabled. [2130430]
  • [G-SYNC]: Windowed G-Sync mode may stutter after upgrading to Windows 10Spring Creators Update. [2097340]
  • [Shadow Warrior 2][TITAN V]: After launching the game with Windows HDR settingenabled, there is flickering corruption when hovering the mouse over the game screen.[200408410]

    The issue does not occur with Windows HDR setting disabled.
  • [GeForce TITAN (Kepler-based)]: The OS fails after installing the graphics card on aThreadripper-enabled motherboard. [1973303]
  • [Netflix Edge Browser]: When playing a game in full-screen mode and playing a videofrom the Netflix Edge Browser, blue-screen crash occurs after multiple [Alt+Tab]switching between the two. [200415750]

    The issue does not occur when playing the Netflix video in a Chrome browser.
  • [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox.[2107201]
  • [NVIDIA Control Panel][Surround]: NVIDIA Surround hot keys do not work.[200394749]
  • Random DPC watchdog violation errors occur when using multiple GPUs onmotherboards with PLX chips. [2079538]
  • Using power monitoring in GPU monitor tools causes micro stutter. [2110289/2049879]

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19 Nov 2008   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Brink.

I just tried to update to the same 178.24 driver that I'm currently running on my Vista and it seems it won't allow it.......Any ideas?

Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-nvidia_driver.jpg

Later Ted

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19 Nov 2008   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

I don't know but maybe that particular driver was meant for windows 7 for Beta testing and that's why it came up in Windows update, just a thought.
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19 Nov 2008   #4


Hi all......

for anyone interested in the Beta offerings, i just installed the 180.44 Nvidia driver, running smooth as silk on W7!!
Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-gpu3.jpg


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19 Nov 2008   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Mr Grim.

No I didn't get it from WU; I even had the Ethernet cable unplugged from the machine during the attempt. I tried to update to the same driver I had saved to one of my partitions. That's probably the reason it failed; how would I do it then?

Thanks for the help!

Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-nvidia_driver2.jpg Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-nvidia_driver3.jpg

Later Ted

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19 Nov 2008   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

You might be better off trying to just click on the execute file for the driver but fist go into properties and change it compatibility mode for Vista.

That's what did the first time I installed it before I got one from the Windows Update and it seemed to install without any problems.

The driver you have now is the same one i am using at the moment and that was the one I got from the windows update and I couldn't find that particular driver on the Nvidia website.

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19 Nov 2008   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate


@Mr Grim; I just tried that and got the same result; oh well, if it ain't broke don't fix it!
Knowing the way I fix things sometime it'll cease to work at all....

Thanks for trying to help though!

Later :) Ted
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19 Nov 2008   #8

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


Have you tried the 180.43 beta driver version? That's the one I am using without problems.
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19 Nov 2008   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Brink....:)

No sir, I haven't. I'll have to try it later.

Thanks Shawn!

Later Ted
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19 Nov 2008   #10

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

New NVIDIA 180.48 driver version released 11-19-2008 for 8800, 9, and 200 series. See first post for details.
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